Are you also in that group of people who know that collagen is probably good for you, but you’re unsure what it actually is or how it benefits your body?
We’ve noticed for quite a while now that collagen or collagen-infused products are everywhere, and we also have those same questions lingering in our minds.
Luckily NEE-V’s founder Eryn Behan is here to answer all our questions about collagen powder.
First things first – Let’s talk about what collagen is.
In short, it’s the most abundant protein in the human body. Collagen is crucial for mobile joints, stable bones, healthy muscles, strong ligaments and tendons, smooth skin, glossy hair and healthy nails.
It’s a fibre-like structure used to make connective tissue. It’s responsible for our skin elasticity and is the thing that keeps our skin looking plump and youthful. It is also abundant in blood vessels, intervertebral discs, the blood-brain barrier, the cornea, dentin and the intestinal wall – a vital component of our whole body.
But as we age, collagen production slows down. Once you reach 30, things can start going south on the collagen front. But all of this is changing thanks to products like collagen supplements in the form of ingestible collagen powder.
This handy supplement has taken the beauty world by storm, but does it actually work?
The answer is yes and no – the vital thing to know is that not all collagen supplements are made equal. NEE-V’s Collagen Powder is a clinically proven formulation specifically optimised to support beauty from within. It uses hydrolysed collagen, which can stimulate skin metabolism and counteract the loss of collagenous extracellular matrix from the inside. Users can experience firmer and smoother skin, with fewer wrinkles, reduced cellulite, and stronger nails and hair. Results typically show after several weeks of daily consumption.
In short, collagen supplements contribute to collagen reserves in our bodies. Similar to other proteins in our bodies, collagen is in a state of constant turnover and needs to be replaced (supplements can do this). Collagen peptides are the building blocks of collagen, and they’re found in the hydrolysed form. Hydrolysed collagen is a protein that has been broken down into smaller pieces. When collagen peptides are broken down into smaller pieces, they become available for use by our body to help with things like skin, hair and nail health. Collagen peptides have been shown to have several benefits for our skin and hair, including:
- reducing wrinkles (especially around the eyes)
- improving skin elasticity
- increasing moisture retention
Collagen is a protein, not a vitamin. And in that sense, it’s more like eating well and getting enough sleep than popping an extra vitamin.
Collagen is a powerful ingredient, but you must research before knowing if it will work for you.
If you’re looking to improve your skin and keep those wrinkles at bay, consider adding products containing collagen. Our favourite, of course? NEE-V’s Collagen Powder which contains vitamin C, silica and biotin. Flavoured with organic wild berries, NEE-V’s Collagen Powder is designed to be used daily with liquid or food.